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Apple in the House…

The first Apple product in the house has been bought; my DW got a Shuffle last night for her workouts at the gym. All I can say is that I’m not impressed in the least that after plugging it into the USB port it installed software & restarted my computer without any permission screens. Not one pop-up asking permission to install anything to my computer with options of Yes or Cancel. Apple has always been an arrogant/elitist company and they prove it once again.

Sure I bought the product but does that mean I automatically want your crap software on my system? The answer is NO. I would be happy with the product showing up just like any other USB drive that I can drag files too. But, NO, it has to install a bunch of crap to my system, including an icon picture of the dang shuffle in the colour that was bought. Add to the fact that the darn thing launches iTunes every time it gets plugged into the system.

I find iTunes to be one of the most annoying pieces of software I have on the computer. It is slow as hell to load & run and it is continuously in need of updates. That and it keeps trying to install Quick time and some stupid thing called Safari; both programs which I find useless.

This is why I bought an android tablet and not an  iPad 2, cost savings and I get more options and storage availability. From what I have seen from others online Apple is not the perfect company it claims to be, brand new iMac systems with heat sink issues, monitor issues, HDD issues. iPad2’s with screen issues. For what they are charging for their products these things should be as near perfect as they can get. Of course wait a few months and then they will drop the newest version on you and make you wonder why you just bought the last thing, iPhone5 anyone.

  1. Medmond
    June 4, 2011 at 9:19 AM

    Hi, no offence, but you have to have apple software (iTunes) to sync to it. If you have a problem with that dont buy an Apple product. More to the point why does it matter if a bit of software installs? Its not going to end the world?

    • June 4, 2011 at 11:12 AM

      Actually my system recognized it as any normal USB thumb drive no iTunes sync required at all. As to the point of unrequested software install, I have had many programs from reputable software providers that have required the system to be restored or have corrupted the system enough to require a complete HDD wipe and reinstall of operating system & Software. I just think that the buyer should have the choice of what is and is not installed into their equipment.

    • June 4, 2011 at 11:43 AM

      I forgot to comment to one other of your points: “If you have a problem with that don’t buy an Apple product.” You might have been able to infer from my comments that I have done my best over the years to not buy Apple’s over priced items. The final reasons for the purchase last night came down to two points…it was on SALE, and it was PINK.

      One other point in regards to the auto install and restart; I was working in another program at the time (since we originally plugged it in to charge it up) and lost all my new data as I had no warning or option to save my work before this thing just restarted the system.

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